Time for Reflection: Planning for the Next Holiday Season

The holidays are over. You can now take a collective breath of relief now that the chaos has passed. Don’t get too comfortable, now is the perfect time to think about next year’s holiday strategy. Taking an honest look at what worked and what missed the mark this holiday season puts you ahead for next Read More …

Scoring with the Right Shopping Baskets

Retail is ultimately all about developing the right strategies and implementing them with the right tactics. Knowing your shoppers is part of the equation. The customer usually arrives at the store expecting to buy a few items, suddenly they realize they have only two arms and are in urgent need of a shopping basket, cart Read More …

The Consumer-Centric Experience: It’s Still About Exceptional Customer Service

Creating a distinguished retail operation can seem daunting to smaller merchants. Whether it’s economic uncertainty or what seems like an entirely new language emerging from the marketing technology du jour, the alphabet soup of all-things-retail is constantly swirling. Except for one thing: customer service. As the old song reminds, everything old is new again. Actually, Read More …

Signing Your Way to Success

What is one of the fastest, most effective way to attract shoppers to your business? The answer may surprise you: Quality signage. While many retailers think of signs as a tactical necessity—and an often expensive one at that–what is missed is the overall strategic value that effective signs offer a small business. Elevating these critical Read More …

The Real Season of Love

Jewelry is one of the most popular gifts during the holiday season. This year, there will be an influx of shoppers looking for that perfect piece of jewelry for their loved one. Retailers and boutiques have the opportunity to increase their jewelry sales this year with a few simple display tips. While there is no Read More …

The Need for Increased Security Over the Holiday Shopping Season

Retail stores anticipate the high-volume holiday season all year. Although there are, of course, other times of the year when sales are good, there’s no comparison to the spike most retail businesses enjoy in the weeks leading up to the end of the year. Unfortunately, would-be thieves also see an opportunity. When stores are packed Read More …

The Power of a Good Label Gun

Retail stores may use a label gun in a variety of ways. If you think that a cheap, manual version that only puts prices on packages is good enough, chances are you’re not aware of the options available to you. Of course, this could be all certain businesses need, but by and large, retailers will Read More …

How to Find Qualified Workers for the Holidays

The holidays can bring retailers an end-of-year bump in sales that sees them through the slow-down after the New Year. This, however, necessitates hiring additional temporary staff to ensure that consumers aren’t frustrated by long lines or empty shelves. To compete and take advantage of increased holiday sales, you need calm, experienced, friendly staff to Read More …

Spinner Counter Displays Increase Impulse Purchases

Did you know that customers spend more money than they had planned in brick and mortar stores? One way to increase these impulse purchases is to use spinner counter displays. These incredibly handy tools will maximize space while displaying a wide variety of items. Spinner counter displays are perfect for showcasing items, such as books, Read More …

Gondola Shelving Displays: They Are Not Just For Convenience Stores Anymore!

Gondola displays are a versatile display system that you can customize for the unique needs of your store. With hundreds of display accessories to choose from, a few of them are Specialty Store Services exclusives, you can create the perfect display for your store. Do you want to display and merchandise clothing and apparel accessories? Read More …